Inside a Standout $77.5 Million Architectural Gem in LA – Robb Report
In a market of minimalist boxy homes with black and white marble floors and countertops, a residence like 470 Layton Way really stands out. Located in the heart of Brentwood on the west side of LA, the opulent 26,000-square-foot mansion plays with multiple geometries. It’s located on 5 acres at the very back of a gated community – though it’s not just the numbers that make it stand out: the $ 77.5 million address is one of the few private homes designed by revered Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta were designed all over Los Angeles.
“The owners are real architecture enthusiasts,” Hilton & Hyland listing agent Judy Feder told Robb Report. “You have two Frank Lloyd Wright houses. When they saw Ricardo Legorreta’s house, they liked it, but wanted more of him. They really pushed him to open all the rooms. He wasn’t just an architect. It was a collaboration. “
Squares and circles define the atrium, from the skylight to the reflective pool.
The results speak for themselves. The late architect’s spectacular residence is a true haven for collectors of all kinds, starting with the museum interior atrium. In the center is a reflective pool – travertine pillars surround it, and above it is a large skylight overlaying circles within squares and squares within circles. The owner, Joel Silver, a Hollywood producer behind well-known action film franchises like The Matrix, Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, has hung many of his collected works of art here.
The dining room. The ceiling rises to a point, like a pyramid.
Nor is it a house limited to just one architectural style, although the facade is the signature Legorreta: cubic and cast in a warm, reddish hue. The living room has a ziggurat ceiling, a design with roots in ancient civilizations. The ceilings in many other rooms are adorned with 100-year-old wooden beams – beams from Connecticut churches and barns.
The outdoor pool.
The one common thread? Circles and squares. The simple shapes can be found in smaller and larger details throughout the house – from the shape of the mansion itself and the circular main atrium to the leather squares and embossed circles on the walls of the home theater. (Which, by the way, has around 20 seats and can play both digital films and 35 mm films.)
The 20-person theater.
Bill Sofield bestowed his talents on interiors. His discerning eye for surfaces is most evident in the bathrooms of him and her in the master. While the onyx is in a darker and fiery red splash, the other has a more neutral beige tone.
This “his” bathroom is in the master suite.
All in all, $ 77.5 million is a high question. Should it sell anywhere near that price, 470 Layton Way will destroy the Brentwood real estate records and drive the $ 40 million sale of Tom Brady to Dr. Dre almost double in 2014.
The “her” bathroom in the master suite.
However, Feder is confident. As long as the buyer recognizes it. “You have to understand architecture,” she says. “This is not just your normal Spanish house or colonial house. This is a work of art. “
Check out more photos of 470 Layton Way below:
The master bedroom.
The family room that has 60 foot ceilings. The doors open hydraulically to let in the outside.